If you build it will they come?

13 July, 2010 | in Publications
By: graham.pryor

This study by the Manchester e-Research Centre and Edinburgh's Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation indicates that a majority of researchers are making at least occasional use of one or more web 2.0 tools or services for purposes related to their research: for communicating their work; for developing and sustaining networks and collaborations; or for finding out about what others are doing. But frequent or intensive use is rare, and some researchers regard blogs, wikis and other novel forms of communication as a waste of time or even dangerous.